In this interview Professor Leo Mandelkern begins with his early years in New York City and his undergraduate education at Cornell University. This is followed by his service as a meteorologist during World War II. In…
Stephanie Kwolek starts this interview by describing her family background. Her father's early death meant that her mother had to work to support Kwolek and her brother, who later became a chemical engineer. At the…
The interview begins as J. Paul Hogan discusses his family background and early education in Lowes, Kentucky. Next follows a description of Hogan's college education at Murray State and teaching experiences at the high…
Daniel Fox begins the interview with a discussion of his family background and early education. Fox and his sisters grew up in various parts of Pennsylvania. He credits his high school chemistry teacher with piquing his…
- 1986-Aug-19 (Second session)
- 1986-Jan-14 (First session)
Raymond Boyer begins the interview with a brief description of his family, childhood, and school days in Ohio, touching on his early interest in electricity. He then tells of his undergraduate and graduate years at Case…
The interview begins with William Bailey describing his upbringing in rural Minnesota, where his family operated a small lumber business. An outstanding high school teacher sparked Bailey's interest in science, and he…
Dr. Robert Armstrong describes his childhood in Nebraska and Arizona and how he managed to support himself through undergraduate and graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He remembers the…
- Interviewee Armstrong, Robert T. (Robert Thexton), 1909-1992
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject North American Rayon Corporation, Polymerization, United States Rubber Company, Chemistry, Organic, Chemists--Biography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemists, Celanese Corporation of America, Armstrong, Robert T. (Robert Thexton), 1909-1992, and Rubber chemistry
- circa 1961-Jan
General view of an unidentified employee operating a polymerizer and extruder at the Hercules Powder Company plant located in Parlin, New Jersey. Per notations accompanying the photograph, the polymerizer and extruder…
General view of component parts, including a holding tank, flash tube, spinner, and finisher, of a continuous polymerizer used during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research at DuPont.
General view of component parts, including a holding tank, flash tube, condenser, and finisher, of a continuous polymerizer used during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research at DuPont. The…